Operators of a sex offender clinic will no longer set up shop in a San Francisco neighborhood after plans of the move sparked outrage in the community.
Sharper Future, a rehab facility for sex offenders, wanted to move into a building at 100 Church Street, near Duboce Park. Angry residents in a meeting on Monday spoke in strong opposition to the facility.
"Sharper Future has decided to immediately halt efforts to move into 100 Church Street," said Mary-Perry Miller, company president. "After Monday evening's meeting, it is clear that our presence would be divisive for everyone concerned. Out of respect for the community and the very critical work that we do, we've elected to seek an alternative location."
Sharper Future is looking to relocate because its office at Market and Van Ness is being demolished.